Yanine Zatarain’s almost illustrative method of working informs the tonality of her work. Often resembling the panels of a comic book, she draws cartoon-like images that are filled with emotional complexity.
Zatarain’s Tomorrow: Sea’s Beast Special superficially looks like a work of illustration; yet it everywhere resists the narrativity that illustration presupposes. The content filling out each “panel” verges on pure abstraction. In the way the work as a whole is arranged, there’s a nervous rhythm that seems to express the presence of the artist’s hand (her subjectivity) more than the narrative of any story.